by Brad Soo on February 3 2010
Nikon just announced a bunch of new Coolpix digital cameras earlier today. They’ve got something for almost everyone, and seem to be pushing aggressively into the ultra-zoom and compact super-zoom camera markets with pretty solid offerings. They’ve also [fianlly] included 720p and 1080p HD movie modes in most of today’s newly announced cameras. We’ll see how they perform in real life once they become available…
Nikon Coolpix P100
10 effective megapixels (backlit CMOS)
26 – 678 mm (f2.8 – f5.0) 26X […]
by Brad Soo on January 30 2010
It’s gonna be a fairly busy week over the next five days or so, beginning Monday. First off, I’m gonna post my reviews of the Nikon D3000 and Nikon D300s. Then I’ll start off with DPInterface’s first ever review of a 2010 digital camera… and while all that happens, I’ll be attending several manufacturer events - so look out for exclusive coverage of some 2010 digital cameras =). Stay tuned!
by Brad Soo on January 26 2010
Panasonic has just announced four new compact Lumix cameras today. First come the pair of compact super zoom cameras Lumix ZS5 and ZS7 (also known as TZ8 and TZ10 respectively in many parts of the world) which replace last year’s successful ZS3 AKA TZ7, and they now come with full manual controls among other bells and whistles. Then comes the rugged Panasonic Lumix TS2 also known as the Lumix FT2, a camera that you can literally “bring anywhere” with its […]
by Brad Soo on January 25 2010
Pentax just announced a trio of new compact cameras today, including the retro looking Optio I-10 model. Other than the unique designs, it’s sad to say that on paper, these models look pretty uninteresting, in a bland sense.
Pentax Optio I-10
12 effective megapixels
28 – 140 mm (f3.5 – f5.9) 5X optical zoom lens
Sensor-shift image stabilization
2.7 inch LCD
No manual controls: point-and-shoot functionality with scene modes
720p (1280 x 720) 30 FPS movie mode with sound
Takes SD/SDHC memory cards
Uses a lithium-ion battery
by Brad Soo on January 23 2010
Well, it wasn’t very long ago when Samsung announced half a dozen new compact cameras and an interchangeable lens camera for CES 2010… and looks like they’re not done yet. They’ve recently released another five new cameras this week.
Samsung HZ30W and HZ35W
also known as WB600 and WB650
(Compact super-zoom cameras)
12 effective megapixels
24 – 360 mm (f3.2 – f5.8) 15X optical zoom lens
Optical image stabilization
3 inch LCD for HZ30W; 3 inch AMOLED display for HZ35W
Full manual controls
Samsung Perfect Portrait features: Face, […]
by Brad Soo on January 15 2010
Canon has been known to put in fancy new features into their line of little, stylish cameras. A few years ago, it was the WiFi-equipped Digital ELPH Wireless. This year, it’s the new SD980 Digital ELPH AKA Digital IXUS 200, which is Canon’s first camera to ever sport a touchscreen. I’ve just posted my review of the camera and also the Canon SD980 Digital ELPH/Digital IXUS 200 IS photo gallery containing pictures taken using the camera. Hit the link for the full review of the camera.
There are also two special features in this review: there are pictures-aplenty from one of my vacations last year and two, I’ve got two videos which demonstrate the camera’s touchscreen interface.
Read the review now...
by Brad Soo on January 14 2010
by Brad Soo on January 13 2010
Canon is going to make available a new version of the 70-200 mm IS lens, it’s the new EF 70-200 mm f2.8L IS II USM. This new lens features a reworked design compared to the original 70-200 mm IS, containing 23 elements in 19 groups and promising higher image quality. There’s also an improved 4-stop optical image stabilization system inside this lens, 8 blade aperture and weather-sealing.
As an owner of a Canon 70-200 mm myself (which already produces images of […]
by Brad Soo on January 7 2010
And finally, it’s Olympus’ turn to update their cameras for 2010, and oh my, what big steps they’ve taken this year to bring their cameras up to speed with the crowd. I remember I was ranting about the lack of HD video recording on the Stylus/Mju cameras last year… well, no more: the new Stylus/Mju cameras today are Olympus’ first cameras (ever) to feature HD movie modes. That’s not all, they also have ports for HDMI output (finally).
Olympus also executed […]